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Submitted by lifesanrpg 863d ago | opinion piece

I'm just going to say it: Final Fantasy needs to stop

Why should Square Enix take a break from releasing Final Fantasy games? (Final Fantasy, PS3, Xbox 360)

Snookies12  +   863d ago
Yeah, after FFX it all just started kinda going downhill. :\

I'd love to see the day when a new Final Fantasy comes out and blows me away like 6-10 did in the past, but those were their golden years. I still have some hope, but I guess only time will tell right?
BitbyDeath  +   863d ago
Even FFX went a bit downhill as that was when they had removed summons.
Snookies12  +   863d ago
Wha? Summons were in FFX man. XD
BitbyDeath  +   863d ago
Not real ones like in previous FF games where you could just summon them and have them do massive damage and leave.

In FFX they changed them to be controllable characters. The old way was so much better IMO
NYC_Gamer  +   863d ago
Final Fantasy will continue since its brings profit to SE
Knight_Cid  +   863d ago
hell no

ff type zero and ff 13-2 and ff rythm

the 3 most current games were amazing
Godmars290  +   863d ago
Yeah.

Until Square returns some concept of finality to the series they should stop making something that has "Final" in its title.
Snookies12  +   863d ago
Yeah, they seemed to have lost that concept "post" FFX. When X-2 came out, that went out the window.
LordMe  +   863d ago
So does Call of Duty, we don't all get what we want. FF needs Nomura in charge, not to stop.
TheSanchezDavid  +   863d ago
I personally don't care at all for Call of Duty, so if that went away forever, I wouldn't be at all bothered by it. That said, I certainly don't want Final Fantasy to go away forever. I simply want a break in the series that will allow fans to miss it, and hopefully a proper return, because as it is, the series is stale.
D3mons0ul  +   863d ago
like the gentleman above you said...Nomura
PetitPiPi  +   862d ago
Yeah... the 4 year break between 12 & 13 wasn`t long enough. /s

Imo there`s no need to take a break. They need to make a good game.
Godmars290  +   863d ago
As blasphemous as this might sound, as much faith as many place in him, I have to point out that it was Nomura who introduced the action-oriented gameplay, the 1-1 world scale that many see as a mistaking in FF, and much of the over-melodrama Square has become known for in KH.

Until I see a game, the man means nothing to me. Nothing.
Summons75  +   863d ago
people who bitch just need to stop
maniacmayhem  +   863d ago
I didn't care for FFXIII, it wasn't the best but it wasn't bad either. I am enjoying xiii-2 a lot more. But I think the FF series needs to get back to its roots in my opinion.

They need to re-incorporate going to towns finding a cool new character and recruiting them on your team. Cut down the xtreme heavy melodrama and return to memorable villains like Kefka and Sephiroth. Give me back my black and white midget mages.

I think they're trying way too hard with these convoluted stories and in trying to tell it, the game is suffering.
What final fantasy needs is for versus 13 to come out and actually be the revolution that Nomura says it is.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   863d ago
I don't think he ever said it was a revolutiom. Plus its kind of a separate game from maon FF's. It's closer to KH than FF.
LightSamus  +   863d ago
If you don't like it, don't play it. I don't get why you feel the need to shove the opinion down other peoples' throats. Sure, FF is nowhere near as good as it used to be but people enjoy it and it still sells.
GamingTruth  +   863d ago
yeah its the internet, and when a majority on the internet agree, this "truth" about final fantasy is born, and everyone agrees on it
jc48573  +   863d ago
I just don't like the fact that they are just using the title to sell their products. You know very well why they even numbered the FF Online games. It's like showing off your daughter to the public simply asking for trouble.
DigitalRaptor  +   863d ago
Not before Versus XIII comes out!
Hicken  +   862d ago
I'm sad. People keep complaining about how the series has gone downhill. Seems to me like these people don't really understand recent games. Or, more to the point, they don't want to. FF reached a point where the main games got outside of their comfort zone, and nobody's willing to try and adapt.

I loved XII. It had one of the most well thought-out, solidly presented stories in any rpg I've played. It had its flaws (having it so any character could use any weapon took away from their individuality, among a few other things), and you wind up not saving the world, which pulls it away from the typical feel of FF. But it's still a great title.

XIII similarly dispensed with FF norms, but made up for it with an ingenious method for character development, and a deceptively simple story that made perfect sense (though too much of the story's depth wasn't playable, but read through in the menus). It also brought me my second favorite character in the series in Sazh, who's highly underrated.

XIII-2, so far, has addressed the issues people had with XIII(which I did not have, myself). With established characters missing and so many technical terms thrown around without full explanation, I feel like I've started watching a show in season 3, so I find myself not enjoying it as much as XIII, where I was engrossed by the characters. Still, it's in no way a bad game.

I think people are WAY too quick to lean on nostalgia and not give new things a chance. Fortunately for me, I've got plenty of experience outside the FF franchise, so I've no problems with things WITHIN changing.

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